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  1. Robert Nilsson

    Dude, Avatar shirt! Fuck yeah man, Tim & Jonas are my friends. We are all from Gothenburg here in Sweden. Ehh, you dont need my whole story, just loved seeing them on your shirt. Anyway, great videos mate.

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  2. Docโ€™s Exotics

    Any updates on all your Harpactira species? Specifically other than the Pulchripes. Iโ€™m interested in the other species.

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  3. Heavy Metal Arachnids

    I just picked up an H.pulchripes sling at my local expo last weekend! Needless to say, I'm already in love with it. I know I will often be coming back to this video for tips, Lol.

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  4. Obito Uchiha

    Hello, Tom, may I know what's the maximum lifespan and size of this specie? And are they visible in the enclosure like GBB? Please reply. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Cringe Factory

    I'm getting a harpactira cafreriana soon and I was wondering if a 10 gallon tank about make a good home I have no problem buying a 5 gallon but I already have a 10 gallon

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  6. DonutsRYummy

    So cool, I have 2 H.Pulchripes now, my smallest 3-4th Instar molted maybe a week ago, Iโ€™m not sure I rarely see him/her
    But I saw him/her earlier today although small she hopefully is now Gold ( not that transparent looking brownish gold ) with the blue legs. He/She is only maybe 1โ€ slightly bigger.
    The smaller has a burrow with 3 entrances/exits, stays in its burrow all the time, coming up with just the legs at the entrance waiting for food. The slightest movement of the container and then I wonโ€™t see it again for days to weeks. Super skittish and a pet hole as of now, hopefully (s)he will be less in its burrow when the T is bigger.

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  7. Whitelightning777 whitelightning777

    My male H pulchripes just hooked out Sunday 7-29-18. He's now maybe 3.5" to 4". He was a 1" sling when I got him, which was on 1-4-18. The mature male loses a lot of his bright coloration, but until they hook out they are just as goodlooking as their female counterparts. I have several videos in a playlist for him on my channel. The lid on his enclosure was 81 degrees and the surface substrate was 78 degrees in his original cage. In his adult cage one side is 83 degrees and the other side is 74 degrees. My condo is kept at 68 degrees because my roommate has health issues. Sadly enough, I'm sending him out to a breeder but I got 2 interesting ones back in the trade. If the breeding is successful, all I asked for back was 3 slings with the breeder keeping the rest. They are a good second terrestrial, especially if your first one was something like a GBB or Lasiodora or something else a bit quick and pouncy on food. Mine can run like the wind but never once has thrown a threat posture at me, only at feeders that catch him by surprise. I always kept him on bone dry substrate with a water dish checked twice daily. Due to wicking from the web, I did get some mold and got him into a catch cup and disinfected the enclosure immediately. Fortunately enough, it was in just one area. You just GOTTA get one, worth every penny. Rehouse within a large tote within a bathtub with blocked drains at all times. Make sure they go down into the burrow before opening the cage!! They will if you tap the cage or shine a flashlight upon them. Feed them whenever they emerge to attack the water dish when you fill it or stick their feet out of the burrow in an ambush position.

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  8. Lisssssard

    Got a 3/4" H pulchripes sling for $40 at a reptile show yesterday. So excited to have one! Thank you for your videos on this species. Very helpful! โค

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  9. saccrac

    Sorry if this question has been answered before, but when you talk about the sizes of the tarantulas, do you go by bodysize or diagonal legspan? As always, great job on the video. Got an H.pulchripes sling today and your video has been (as always) a great source of information! Canยดt wait for my little dude to grow and hopefuly turn out to be a dudette. So far itยดs doing great! (The pre-killed mealworm I left in front of his corkbark is already gone :D). Thx and keep up the awesome work Tom! Cheers

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  10. KF Invertebrates

    Tom I must have watched your H pulchripes videos 10x Iโ€™ve recently bred the species and Iโ€™ll be posting the update after the egg sack is opened in another 6-7 days. These videos are what got me through the eaten males and the doubts ahaha very informative and entertaining content man.

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  11. Edwin Kwok

    Very useful and informative video. I just got my 3 H.Pulripes slings that turned L3 like one and a half week ago. I tried offering cricket legs but none of them seem to be interested. I keep one corner moist and offered cork bark for hide. Do you know when do they start eating after turning L3? Thanks a lot

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  12. Ian Stubberfield

    1 of those H. Pulchripes are top of the list to get…absolutely love the colours (who doesn't right?!) Started a new job for the first time in 20yrs this month…been crazy busy. Glad to check in and see a few new videos Tom!

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  13. Sandy Nix

    Just subscribed!๐Ÿ˜
    Hey Tom Thank you for the great videos! I do not have a tarantula, and right now I honestly do not even think about entering the hobby, โ€˜cause I'm struggling with my arachnophobia. But watching your videos really helps me a lot, because they are very educational and informative. You're definitely one of my favorites, along with "Exotic Liar" and "The Darl Den"!However, I do not understand why you only have 6745 subscribers! By the way, very nice to hear or see your family in between.โ˜บ๏ธ Many YouTubers would cut out such scenes, or even make their videos in an "isolated" location. I'm looking forward to many more nice videos. PS: Maybe a bit late, but I wish you and your family all the best for 2018!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  14. Arachnobros UT

    What Beautiful T's! Definitely need to get us some of these! Also Tom we finished the YouTube Rewind for Tarantula channels and we included a special shoutout and set of clips just for you! Please check it out! We're looking forward to our other collaboration very soon!!

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  15. Glenn Solva

    Great video especially since you introduced me to H. pulchripes. Also really cool that you included 3 other Harpactira sp. I will if space & money allow, get more sp in the future. On our latest local expo, i got some baboon slings from a breeder friend of mine. I got 3 marshalli, 2 sanderi, 2 darlingi & 1 Idiothele mira small juvenile. Although they're not Harpactira I'm over the top happy with these small ones. Take good care of yourself buddy. โค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ•ท

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    Great information, Tom! I think I say this every time, but I love the webs! :~)

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  17. AGTExotics

    another great video! and right when I get a H. cafreriana not much on them, good to know you keep them the same as the rest of the Harpactira genus

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  18. Joseph Howard

    Tom have you run across the T. Seladonia(sp?) at all? Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've read it's the unicorn of new world T's. The adults are stunningly beautiful

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  19. SHAMPAIN1872

    I always take away little things from your videos Mr Moran hehe… Never stop these videos my friend โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ท

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  20. Debbie Mcclure

    Great video as always. I love the H. Pulchripes. It's by far my favorite T. So beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—. Have you made a husbandry video on the P. Irminia Tom?? I couldn't find one. Tyfs, God bless you

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  21. Spider Chick

    Beautiful Ts! I am definitely putting these on my wish list! I suppose since I jumped into owning an H. Lividum I should be able to do well with these I think lol ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  22. Exotics Lair

    Just what I needed!
    Planning on getting a H.pulchripes but theyโ€™re so expensive here, so gotta make sure everythingโ€™s right. Good info!

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  23. Goose Tipper

    My Pulchripes is a complete jerk with a terrible attitude, but luckily sheโ€™s pretty, so I donโ€™t hold it against her. Also, nice use of the word behove, A+ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  24. Andrew's Exotics

    great vid again mate. I got 2 H pulchripes slings and both seem to be doing great, though mine do hide quite a but or well 1 does the other has done quite some webbeing already (only have that one 3 days)

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  25. Tansi Wolf

    Gosh, I miss keeping! <3 these videos, as always, huge thanks for sharing them. You're information is always spot on, easily understandable without being condescending towards the newer keepers out there. Miss the hobby but still watch regularly.

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  26. Riaan JvR

    Hey Tom, Riaan from South Africa here. unfortunately, those are illigal to keep here, but they most certainly are fascinating spiders. I am not sure about all species, but Hamiltoni is actually a dedicated borrower in nature.

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  27. yon

    I agree with all of this very good vid tom enjoyed it as per usual !!! My h Pulchripes is all sealed away and should be molting very soon !! Also just got a molt from my p. SP rufus very excited !!

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